PARKLAND, FL- The Parkland girls that created the nonprofit "3 Heart Strings" two years ago are selling new items to support the local heath care community in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. As the pandemic grew and began to hit closer to home, Gabby Fisher, Stacey Gringauz, Hanna Guttentag, Sofia Rothenberg and Zoe Weissman initially started selling bracelets to support healthcare workers.
The girls have now expanded their business to include masks, yard signs and banners. "We started brainstorming to think of what else we could do to help," said the girls. They
"Our fabric is so unique and versatile. We knew it could be used to make masks, but we had to figure out how. The main goal was to make it adjustable and comfortable." The masks took a few attempts to get the perfect pattern with two layers to easily accommodate a filter.
The girls added banners and yard signs as a bonus to encourage the community and raise money for health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The banners and yard signs are just another way to show our appreciation to all the front line workers. If it makes one person feel special then our idea was a success," said the girls.
All the profits from the sales of the bracelets, masks, banners and yard signs will be donated to END COVID-19. Their mission is to help fund emergency medical resources and supplies for Coronavirus victims and medical workers including N95 Masks, Medical Masks, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Respirators, and more.
"Our goal will and has always been, how can we help make the world a better place. As the world changes we will need to change as well," said the girls.
3 Heart Strings have sold over 500 bracelets and 200 masks since they started the END COVID-19 drive 2 weeks ago.
Pricing for 3 Heart Strings Products:
- Masks: $15
- Bracelets: $5
- Signs and Banners: Start at $25
For more information or to order a bracelet, please visit the 3 Heart Strings website.